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In the Hangar: Meet AFW’s 2 new Board Members!

Angel Flight West welcomes two incredible board members to our team: David Petrillo and Mark Merrill! We also welcome aboard our newest Mission Operations Coordinator, Natalie Peters!


David Petrillo

David Petrillo is a Bay Area native with a degree in pharmacy from Missouri State University. After graduation, he returned to California and founded his e-commerce skin care company, Perfect Image.  David has been instrumental in growing the business from concept to significant commercial success. He was introduced to AFW through Heart4Heroes, a campaign he initiated to collect and distribute donated PPE to small and rural hospitals during the pandemic.

Mark Merrill

Mark Merrill has been an AFW volunteer pilot since 2002 and served as Northern California Wing Leader for three years. He is also the NorCal Wing safety officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Maharishi International University and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Institute business program. Mark is currently Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development, for Lam Research, Inc., and a Board Observer for Fabric8Labs in San Diego. He serves on the board, is vice president of and check pilot for FFI (Formation Flying Inc.), serving the aviation airshow community. 

Natalie Peters

Natalie attended the University of Oregon School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, with a Public Health emphasis. Her prior experience includes a United Nations-sponsored internship at the Jordan Health Aid Society in Amman, and an honorary coalition member of the Lane Equity Coalition in Eugene, OR. Most recently, she joined the UN Women’s Chapter of LA where she will continue doing public health outreach. In her free time, Natalie loves cooking in her tiny apartment for her friends and family.

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